Patrick O'Neil - Men's Swimming

March 19, 2007

BERKELEY - For the second week in a row, the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor goes to a swimmer and a national champion. Senior Patrick O'Neil posted a career-best time in the 200 butterfly to win the title on Saturday in Minneapolis at the NCAA Championships. Last weekend, sophomore Dana Vollmer from the women's swimming team captured an individual NCAA title as well as three relay championships.

O'Neil, competing for his final time as a member of the Golden Bear team, had an outstanding weekend. In the preliminary heats of the 200 fly, the senior posted a career-best time of 1:44.00. Then in the finals, he outdid himself, registering a time of 1:43.77 to win the championship. He is the first Golden Bear to win a 200 fly title since Ugur Taner won the individual honor in 1994, 1995 and 1996. O'Neil was also the Pac-10 Champion in the event this season.

As a team, the Golden Bears finished in eighth place with 176 points. O'Neil also added a sixth-place national finish in the 100 fly. Junior Dominik Meichtry finished second in the 200-meter freestyle event.

Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week

Date Winner Fall Sport
March 12 Dana Vollmer Women's Swimming
March 5 Devanei Hampton Women's Basketball
February 26 Dominik Meichtry Men's Swimming
February 19 Dana Vollmer Women's Swimming
February 12 Tim McNeill Men's Gymnastics
February 5 Devanei Hampton Women's Basketball
January 29 Alysia Johnson Track and Field
January 22 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
January 15 Devanei Hampton Women's Basketball
January 8 Ayinde Ubaka Men's Basketball
January 1 Marshawn Lynch Football
December 25 Ryan Anderson Men's Basketball
December 11 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
December 4 NCAA Champions Men's Water Polo
November 27 John Mann Men's Water Polo
November 20 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
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